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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Little Crochet Never Hurt Anyone...

Now what with my selling off my spinning wheel and drum carder I bet some of you are wondering if I am giving up my love affair with working with woolly fibers... no way!  I've just realized I need to trade in my knitting needles for crochet hooks.  With the fibro I've learned, rather painfully I might add, that I can't handle complex patterns such as the ones I love for lace!  I just can't get through a project it seems... I start out, make mistakes, do my best to correct them and knit on.  Unfortunately, sooner or later in the project I get to a mistake that I just can't fix and it requires a start over.  Perhaps if I learn to use a life line when I am knitting lace?... well, anyway this has been the long way around to share a lovely crocheted lace pattern from my friend Olga over at Lacy Crochet.

 
Isn't this just lovely?  I think I am going to try my hand at this little blanket/throw as I am much, much better at crochet than I am at knitting and I need to feel a success under my belt.  It's been a while!
 
You should pop over to Olga's blog as she has many of her original designs on offer for free or for a small fee in her Etsy shop.
 
Hope you all are enjoying a pleasant day... it's pouring rain here... great for the flowers and great for picking up a woolly project to work on! :D
 
Hugs Always my dear blogging sisters!
Beth
 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

How my garden grows...

In the end after all the fretting over my garden most of it Mother Nature took control of and worked her magic...

what do you all think about my new red door?  I know, I know, it was supposed to be dark turquoise but in the end a New England converted barn just screamed for a red door.  It's amazing what  little bit of paint can do!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugs Always,
Beth

Friday, July 25, 2014

Selling some fiber tools on ebay...

Hi everyone!  I thought I would alert you all to some things I've decided to sell on ebay that some of you might be interested in.  No pressure, just wanted you all to be aware of the selling...

My Kromski Minstrel double treadle spinning wheel
the listing can be found at ebay.  I've discovered that although I love spinning I love weaving more. So, I would rather spend my time weaving rather than making yarn... who knew?! :D


My Ashford Wild Batt Drum Carder. Listing at ebay (used once) - learned that I'm a flicking and dizing kind of gal! :D

And lastly, my Valkyrie double row mini wool combs, which can be found at ebay

 

 
That's about it for now.  My Bernina sold before I could list here on my blog.  More to sell so you'll see more coming soon.  I'll be back to regular blogging as soon as my new laptop arrives the first week of August.  Hope summer is treating you all well and that you will start popping over to say hi every now and again!

Hugs Always,
Beth